Meet the 2019 Class of Emerging Leaders at the ALA Annual Conference

For Immediate Release
Wed, 05/01/2019

Contact:

Beatrice Calvin

Manager, Professional Development

Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR)

312-280-4280

bcalvin@ala.org

Attendees of the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2019 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. are invited to meet the 2019 class of Emerging Leaders (ELs) at a poster session and reception on Friday, June 21, 2019, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Washington Convention Center, room 207A. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Emerging Leaders will showcase their final projects during the poster session. It will be the culminating event for this class of Emerging Leaders. Since the ALA Midwinter Meeting, the groups have been working virtually on projects related to ALA or a professional concern. These groups have been supported by ALA staff and member guides from the profession. The poster session will allow each group to showcase its creative and innovative solutions for their projects.

Participants in the EL 2019 class come from across the United States and Canada and represent a variety of types of libraries. An ALA division, round table, chapter or an affiliate organization sponsored 90 percent of the participating Emerging Leaders. The Emerging Leaders program began as one of ALA Past-President Leslie Burger’s six initiatives. ALA has committed to making this program available annually for young and/or new library workers.

Join us on Friday, June 21, 2019, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Washington Convention Center, room 207A during the ALA Annual Conference to meet, congratulate and encourage the 2019 Class of Emerging Leaders.

For more details on the Emerging Leaders program, visit the Emerging Leaders Web page.

The ALA Emerging Leaders program is managed by the ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR).